Corsica’s Mountains and Sea Walking Tour
Panoramic view from Corsica Mountains and Sea

Corsica’s Mountains and Sea Walking Tour

7 days

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Explore Corsica's mountains and coast on this 7-day self-guided walking tour

This tour allows guests to explore two of the highlights of Corsica: the mountains and the coast, all the while enjoying the unique culture, food and history that makes Corsica such a charming vacation option.

This tour is based in the beautiful and historic towns of Corte and Calvi, two great destinations for exploring the surrounding countryside and mountains. Enjoy the Mediterranean climate and the rugged landscapes that make this island a fantastic destination for adventure travel.

You’ll enjoy walking trails along scenic gorges and breathtaking coastline. Learn about the history of the island of Corsica and experience the culture of this French island in the Mediterranean Sea. The pace of this trip is relaxed, leaving plenty of time to linger at incredible overlooks and lounge on pristine beaches. The self-guided Corsica walking tour of Corte and Calvi is the ideal active island getaway!

Highlights of the Corsica’s Mountains and Sea Walking Tour

Explore both mountains and the coast on this Corsican walking tour.
Swim at secluded beaches near the Revellata lighthouse near Calvi.
Experience the scenic countryside of Corsica on a train ride from Corte to Calvi.
Hike through dense evergreen maquis shrubland to reach the Notre Dame de la Serra chapel.

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Corsica’s Mountains and Sea Walking Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival in Corte

Arrive in Corte and get settled in your hotel. This historic town was Corsica’s capital during its brief period of independence in the 18th Century. If needed, assistance traveling to Corte and airport transfers are available.
Overnight Location: Hôtel Duc de Padoue, Corte
Distance: None
Meals: None

Day 2 Dayhike to Tavignano Gorge

Start your walking tour from the Citadel of Corte and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Tavignano Gorge. Walk beside the gorge to the bridge that crosses the Tavignano River, where you will have the opportunity to take a swim in the refreshing and clear waters of the natural pools. When you have finished enjoying this lovely area, walk back to Corte along the same route.
Overnight Location: Hôtel Duc de Padoue, Corte
Distance: 4 hours, 12 km, 450 m of ascent, 450 m of descent
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 Walk through Restonica Gorge to Capitello Lake

After breakfast, take a taxi to Grotelle, a shepherd’s hut where today’s walk begins. Climb up to the top of a small plateau where you’ll find another shepherd’s hut. During the summer, they make and sell cheese here. Continue climbing to reach Melo Lake, then continue on to Lake Capitello. Enjoy this area at your leisure then return to Grotelle. At the shepherd’s hut, Théo will invite you to sample traditional Corsican meats.
Overnight Location: Hôtel Duc de Padoue, Corte
Distance: 4 hours, 4.5 km, 600 m of ascent, 600 m of descent
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 Travel by train from Corte to Calvi

Leave Corte today and take the train to Calvi. You can choose to take the morning train or to continue exploring Corte and take a later train to Calvi. From the train, watch the spectacular landscapes of Corsica go by. Calvi is a charming port town that is especially lively during the summer season. The port area offers many restaurants and bars. You also spend your time exploring the old citadel, enjoying the beach, or relaxing by the pool at your hotel.
Overnight Location: Hôtel Mariana, Calvi
Distance: N/A
Meals: Breakfast

Day 5 Walk the Corsican Coast to La Revellata Lighthouse

Begin today’s walk at the citadel. Find the monument to Christopher Colombus, who is believed to have been born here in Calvi. Your path leads to the south, following the coast out onto a peninsula. Here you’ll find a number of small, secluded beach areas and the Revellata lighthouse. Explore this beautiful area, then return to Calvi by following a trail on the top of the peninsula.
Overnight Location: Hôtel Mariana, Calvi
Distance: 3.5 hours, 14 km; 430 m of ascent, 430 m of descent
Meals: Breakfast

Day 6 Walk to Notre Dame de la Serra

Leave the coast today and follow a path through the dense evergreen shrubs of a maquis shrubland to the central region of Corsica. Here you’ll find a chapel called Norte Dame de la Serra. There is a stunning view from here, overlooking the Citadel, the Revellata, and the Gulf of Calvi. You can choose to return to Calvi directly from here or to extend your walk further into the mountains. Extending the walk doubles the walk time from 2 hours to 4 hours.
Overnight Location: Hôtel Mariana, Calvi
Distance: 2-4 hours, 5 km, 180 m of ascent, 180 m of descent
Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 Departure Day

Sadly, your Corsica walking tour of Corte and Calvi has come to an end. Check out of your hotel after breakfast. Airport transfers can be arranged for an additional fee. Have a pleasant journey!
Overnight Location: N/A
Distance: N/A
Meals: Breakfast

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Corsica’s Mountains and Sea Walking Tour Price and Dates

Pricing for this self-guided walking tour in Corsica depends on the time of the year you go. This tour is offered between early April and late November. October and November are the rainiest months of the year.

Prices of private Self-guided Corsica Walking Tour: Corte and Calvi

Have your own private tour with just your group! Prices below are per person:

  • Groups of 2+: April, May, October & November $725 USD per person
  • Groups of 2+: June & September: $825 USD per person
  • Groups of 2+: July & August: $950 USD per person
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Accommodation on the Corsica’s Mountains and Sea Walking Tour

This tour is based in hotels. Stay in one hotel in Corte for 3 nights and another in Calvi for 3 nights.

Hotels on this trip are 3-star hotels. Rooms are double occupancy, and single travelers will pay a supplement.

In some cases, accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other, comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travelers
You can pay a supplement to have a private room in a hotel. The supplement is $350 USD in April, May, October and November. In June and September it is $595 USD and in July and August the single supplement is $750 USD.

Hotels on Standard Tour

Hôtel Duc de Padoue, Corte ★★★

A central hotel with old-world charm and a cozy atmosphere. Enjoy great service from the friendly staff and a delicious breakfast buffet.

Hôtel Mariana, Calvi ★★★

A comfortable hotel within walking distance of Calvi’s attractions, offering amenities such as a rooftop terrace with a pool, and in-room refrigerators.

What’s included in the Corsica’s Mountains and Sea Walking Tour?

Meals

6 breakfasts are included at your hotel accommodations.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 6 nights along the tour as described. Hotels are of a 3-star standard and you’ll spend 3 nights in Corte and 3 nights in Calvi.

Transportation during the Tour

  • Transfers to and from the trail when walking to the lakes
  • Taxi from the hotel in Corte to the train station
  • Train voucher from Corte to Calvi

Also Included

  • Local assistance as needed

Not included

  • Transportation to or from the island of Corsica, as well as any transfers not listed as ‘inlcuded’
  • Picnic lunches, evening meals and beverages
  • Admission to tourist attractions
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance

Optional Extras

  • Purchase maps of the walking tour - $50 USD
  • Airport transfers (prices below are per one-way trip):
    • Bastia Airport to Corte: $195 USD (+ $50 USD on Sundays/holidays, early morning, or late evening)
    • Calvi to Calvi Airport: $75 USD (+ $25 USD on Sundays/holidays, early morning, or late evening)
    • Calvi to Bastia Airport: $250 USD (+ $125 USD on Sundays/holidays, early morning, or late evening)

Frequently Asked Questions about Corsica’s Mountains and Sea Walking Tour

Europe Active Corsican adventure tour company. This family business started in 2005 and is based in a small village south of Bastia, though operating all over Corsica. Europe Active is focused on sharing the best of Corsica’s outdoors with an international community of adventure travellers.

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Is this tour for me?

We rate this tour as a 2 / 5. You should be able to walk for 3-5 hours per day on uneven ground in the mountains.

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